26th September 2009 Update

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The next meeting is Wednesday 7th October in the Fox Inn, Steventon at 8:30ish. Come along and see what’s going on.


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Wednesday Night Hut Duty

 Wednesday (30th Sept) will be the last officially organised paddle of the season though I’m sure some of us will be heading straight to the weir for a while yet.

Forthcoming Trips:

If you can help with arranging anything along these lines then please let me know and if you need help or support with the organisation we’ll do our best to assist. Remember the club can only work with the help of its members so if you can help with any of these then please let me know.

* I sent out the booking forms for Tony’s trips in a separate e-mail. if you’d like me to send them again just let me know.


This is provisionally booked at Wantage Cricket club for 2nd November, more details soon. In the meantime if anyone has an idea for a presentation to accompany the debate(s) please let me know. We were thinking of a ‘what everyone in the club has been up to this year’ slide show, if anyone would like to contribute to this then let me know.

Also we need nominations for the club trophies. Please send all nominations to the Chairman (Lousie Royle) or me. The following require owners:

  • Waterline Cup for the year‟s best beginner
  • Julian Howells Trophy for the most improved paddler
  • KCC Trash of the Year Award for the most spectacular swim
  • Outstanding Achievement Award

Other Goings on

Pathfinders Youth Canoe Club presentation Evening, Monday Sept 28th at Abbey Sailing Club, Wilsham Rd, Abingdon.
You are invited to an evening to present what Pathfinders Youth Canoe Club has been doing over the last twelve months.

The programme is still being finalised but will include

Presentations on activities on the river locally and on trips
Presentation by Team Slovenia
Pathfinders The Movie –Premiere!!
All Pathfinders, parents, friends, canoeists, kayakers and others are welcome. In order to help with catering please let me know if you intend to come on davidsurman@hotmail.com.

If you have any dates for trips and or courses you would like added to the cub calendar then please let me know. The calendar is here if you’re interested: http://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc&gsessionid=W6i39-8MfSrGicPIEB53yQ

In the post: Freestyle British Championships

3/4 October – Holme Pierrepont whitewater course.The BCU Freestyle Committee would like to invite your club to come along to this years British Championships as there will be lots of extra features which we hope will be of interest to your members and coaches. Alongside the normal competition we will be running a club championship and are planning to offer a new Jackson kayak to the winning club.
Points will be won by individuals in a freestyle event – either the main competition for the experienced or the novice competition for newcomers – and in a Team Boater Cross event. Now that the course has been rebuilt it offers a wide range of features and lends itself to running several events concurrently.

We are also planning to run coaching sessions where you can learn skills as a paddler or pick up top tips for introducing the new 3 Star Freestyle Award as a coach. Demo boats will be available to try if you don’t have your own.

It should be an exciting weekend of action with all the top British Freestylers showing off their skills and offering encouragement. Where else can a novice measure his achievement against a World Champion?

Please register your interest by e mailing trward@tesco.net or peter@petermeares.com and we will send out further information as it becomes available.

Tim Ward

BCU Freestyle

If you have any other news or information you would like distributed to the club then please let me know.